Offroading Subarus

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The Convertible WRX STI

I was just playing around with idea I haven’t seen yet. An Subaru convertible. Since making this I have found out that there is in fact Subaru convertibles out there. I am not sure If they are factory, or if they are just converted by some one. Anywho, this is what I have came up with. I first shortened the STi. Then painted the background in over the roof. I left the spoiler at first, but not many people on the forum liked the look of it. So when I got back to work on it I took it off. After shortening it, I had to reangle the spoiler. I fixed the image up so you couldn’t see the back doors through the windscreen, un like other photochops I have seen. When I remodelled the spoiler’d one. I also flattened out the windscreen. My brother said it looks more like a Mercedes now, and not like a STi WV Golf! Anyway, here is the pictures!

This is the beast I started with. Very sweet car, But theres always something you can do with a car, even an STi .

Convertible WRX STi
This is the initial chop.

Convertable WRX STi
Someone suggested getting rid of the Spoiler. Once I did, it didn’t look right so I also sloped the windscreen more.

It’s a very nice looking convertible if I don’t say so myself!


I bought my first Subaru back in 2005, it was a 89 Brumby, flair red. I lifted it, fitted Kumho 27″ MT’s. After a while I swapped the dual carb EA81 it had with an EJ22 bolted on a custom gearbox which used EJ D/R casing, EA82 5sp low range and an RX centre locking diff. Once I sold the Brumby I got a 83 Leone. Converted it to 4WD, put the Kumho’s on it, added a 5sp and drove it like I stole it. I then upgraded to a 99 Outback. It was hail damaged so I repaired it myself. I fitted it out with some storage and a mattress. I now have a 87 Brumby that I’ve resprayed with two pack urethane in Waratah Red. I am planning to fit an EJ with PT gearbox and a little bit of lift. It’s another project in progress.

Phizinza – who has written posts on Offroading Subarus.

April 24th, 2005 by Phizinza
Posted in Concepts